His birthday is anytime between January 20th and February 18th.
So around this time of the year, imagine Carlos surprising Cecil at the NVCR Station with a homemade birthday cake (with “Happy Birthday Cecil :)” sloppily but lovingly written on the top in frosting) and the interns singing a municipally approved birthday song and Cecil just being really happy and flattered that they remembered.
Okay so I know that the Night Vale secret police members are supposed to be dangerous and feared but I just can’t stop thinking about how after having to watch people for so long, they get attached
Just imagine the secret police members consider these people to be a second family
Secret police members leaving gifts inside other peoples houses on birthdays or holidays because the family can’t afford them
Imagine the officer who has you under surveillance leaves a happy birthday card on your night stand every year
Imagine having no money and coming home to a fully stocked fridge
Imagine exchanging notes with them by leaving them on the window and waking up to a response letter
Imagine how surprised the secret police member would be when someone is brave enough to invite their invisible hero to have dinner because they want to return the favor
I dunno guys i think the Sheriffs Secret Police have more to them and they should be appreciated more
In wtnv it always seems that Carlos is the sensible and mature one and Cecil is the silly fan girl in there relationship . But In reality I think that half the time Cecil comes home to find Carlos doing something weird, Like trying to balance stuff on top of etchother or having one sided conversations with inanimate objects.
Or planing out conversation out loud.
Once he came home to find Carlos laying on his back on the sofa with his arms in the air holding a spoon making silly airplane noises.
Cecil would watch for a little wile just falling I love with him all the more.
After a bit he would pipe In saying ‘whatcha doing"
Carlos would jump blushing furiously trying to play whatever he was doing as something normal.
He would always answer. “ ahh science? Yea I’m doing science ”
Cecil would just smile fondly at his perfect man coming over for kisses and cuddles. With an affectionate “oh your so clever. All that science must be tiering . You better come snuggle with me I don’t want you overworking yourself.
Carlos would smile too. He liked being the little spoon. It was worm and he got to trace all the markings of Cecil’s tattoos .
Cecil makes those little Self-Care reminder type announcements you see all over tumblr on the Radio.
Sometimes they’re reminders to the town in the face of disaster. “Did you remember to tie down your garbage cans? Remember, it’s garbage CAN fly away, not garbage can’t!”
Sometimes it’s a reminder to himself for things. “Did you remember to lock the door this morning? Yes. Yes? Yes definitely yes.”
Most of the times though, they’re subtly aimed Carlos’s way, because since Cecil found out how sometimes he forgets to eat and drink water and take breaks when at work or even at home, the host was determined to help. So he slips little reminders and prompts into the show. “Have you had a break today? You work so hard. Take a ten minute break to recharge.”
Or “have you had eight cups of water today? Remember, it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law!”
Or even reminders like “have you considered the fact you are incredibly loved by a lot of people today? Not a person, not even just two or three persons, a lot of people. A lot of people care about you and love you immensely, even when they aren’t right there at this moment, even if they don’t say it outright. You are incredibly loved, dear listener. Even you, Steeeeeve Carlsberrrrrg.”
I am pretty convinced that Carlos doesn’t only wear traditional white lab coats. He wears all kinds of coats, but because he’s a scientist Cecil assumes all coats Carlos wears are lab coats.
So, his “weekend lab coat” is just a normal jean jacket. His “running lab coat” is your typical track jacket.
I can’t decide if it’s more amusing to believe that Cecil thinks all jackets are lab coats or that Carlos has a giant wardrobe full of lab coats made of different materials for every purpose imaginable.
so we all know cecil basically believes Carlos’s full name is Carlos the Scientist so headcanon that if Cecil ever meets Carlos’s mom Carlos is going to just be constantly saying “you’re going to meet mom” and “mom can’t wait to meet you” so when they finally meet Cecil is 100% convinced her actual full name is Mom the Scientist
So, imagine Cecil is doing the show, like normal, but at one point we hear his phone buzz on the desk. And then we just hear “oh! Umm…. Um, okay… Listeners, something serious has come up, and I must leave right now, immediately, so here’s the Weather!!” Then a sound of frantic running out the door and it shutting behind him and the Weather comes on.
Then after the weather, we just hear Cecil panting, and he’s like, “s-sorry, listeners, but intern Kareem told me a Lucario was sighted by Big Rico’s Pizza and I wasn’t going to let it get away AGAIN.”